Saturday, February 5, 2011

I Bet We Could All Use a Little Sun

I photographed this field of sunflower at the Carpenter Nature Center back in July. Carpenter has quite a bit of wild prairie habitat during the summer with frequent patches of these sunflowers.
I believe that these sun flower are Helianthus occidentalis or the few-leaf sunflower. The few-leaf sunflower is a native member of the Aster family and is found mostly in sandy prairie habitat.

11 comments:

Carletta said...

Definitely a little burst of sunshine! :)
Nice shots!

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

YES! Sun, flowers; bring it on! Love the clear bright yellow in the second photo.

SquirrelQueen said...

There is nothing better than sunny yellow to brighten up a gray day. Beautiful macro shots.

Maria said...

Sure spreads warmth on a cold winters day, beautiful.

Matt Latham said...

We certainly could! Some very nice images to brighten up a dull UK day!

Anonymous said...

Those are reminders of what we can expect in a couple of months after February.

KaHolly said...

Lovely, bright flowers to view first thing in the morning. Helps to set the tone for the rest of the day!~karen

Leora said...

So pretty and sunny. Just what we need right now!

Unknown said...

THANK YOU! After almost a week in the snow & ice here in Dallas your bight flowers hit the spot! Kudos!

Susan Ellis said...

Nice reminder that the earth contines to turn...spring is coming!

Unknown said...

Brightens up my cold and snowy morning in Canada.
Love sunflowers.